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Last Updated Feb 5, 2016 04:46PM

On Jan. 30, 1945, more than 10,000 evacuees gathered in the German-occupied seaport of Gdynia, Poland, to board the Wilhelm Gustloff. Most, although not all, of the evacuees were German — a desperate collection of civilian refugees, wounded soldiers and military officials. Although the Wilhelm Gustloff was originally a cruise liner designed to hold fewer than 2,000 passengers, the refugees saw the repurposed ship as their last best hope to flee the advancing Red Army. Within hours, a Soviet submarine torpedoed the Wilhelm Gustloff on the open sea, killing more …

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